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Katanga Mine: an overview of Glencore’s KCC Mining in Congo, one of our mines in DRC
 
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Glencore’s Katanga Mine is one of the group’s copper mines in Africa; it’s a major mining operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It operates through two companies, both joint ventures: Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) and DRC Copper and Cobalt Project (DCP). KCC runs the Kamoto project, which includes exploration and mining properties, the Kamoto concentrator, the Luilu metallurgical plant, the Kamoto underground mine and two oxide open pit mines in the Kolwezi district of the DRC. It has capacity to produce 300,000 tonnes of first-class copper cathode each year. The mine in Kolwezi is a high grade copper-cobalt asset that employs over 17,000 people. The area where it’s located is part of the African Copperbelt, one of the world’s most important copper producing regions. Glencore’s investments into mining in this region since 2009, via KCC Kolwezi, are helping to expand copper mining in Congo. This video gives an overview of operations at KCC Mining DRC, including brief interviews with Gustave Nzeng, KCC Chairman; Dodo Nduw, Operations Manager; and Dede Madika, Copper Electrolysis Plant. For more information on Glencore and KCC Congo’s investments in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as community development, visit http://www.glencore.com/public-positions/supporting-development-in-the-drc/ For more on Katanga Mining, visit www.katangamining.com.
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Congo: A land of riches - BBC News
 
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo could be one of the richest countries in Africa because of its mineral wealth, but yet it’s one of the poorest. Corruption and exploitation has cost the country billions. With the elections there’s hope the country’s new leaders can improve the lives of millions of people. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog DR Congo has vast resources - from the pristine rainforests to the valuable ores that lie beneath the soil. It has gold, diamonds, uranium, rare-earth metals, copper and cobalt - an essential ingredient in electric car batteries. The south-eastern province of Katanga is the centre of the country’s mining industry with vast areas of open-cast pits and 60% of the world’s cobalt reserves. To Find out more: World News Documentary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct5fyt World Service Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06v... VR Hub: https://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualreality
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Shinkolobwe Uranium*Manhattan Project*Katanga Province*Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katanga_Province https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinkolobwe Shinkolobwe is the name of a town and a mine in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), located near the larger town of Likasi and about 120 miles northwest of Lubumbashi. Around 15,000 people live in the town. The mine produced uranium ore for the Manhattan Project. It was officially closed in 2004. The mineral deposit was discovered in 1915 by Robert Rich Sharp (1881-1958). The mine was worked from 1921 onwards. Uranium-bearing ore was initially exported to Belgium for the extraction of radium. The United States used Shinkolobwe's uranium resources to supply the Manhattan Project to construct the atomic bomb in World War II. Edgar Sengier, then director of Union Minière du Haut Katanga, had stockpiled 1,200 tonnes of uranium ore in a warehouse on Staten Island, New York. This ore and an additional 3,000 tonnes of ore stored above-ground at the mine was purchased by Colonel Ken Nichols for use in the project. Nichols wrote: Our best source, the Shinkolobwe mine, represented a freak occurrence in nature. It contained a tremendously rich lode of uranium pitchblende. Nothing like it has ever again been found. The ore already in the United States contained 65 percent U3O8, while the pitchblende aboveground in the Congo amounted to a thousand tons of 65 percent ore, and the waste piles of ore contained two thousand tons of 20 percent U3O8. To illustrate the uniqueness of Sengier’s stockpile, after the war the MED and the AEC considered ore containing three-tenths of 1 percent as a good find. Without Sengier’s foresight in stockpiling ore in the United States and aboveground in Africa, we simply would not have had the amounts of uranium needed to justify building the large separation plants and the plutonium reactors. The mine was closed in 1939 and flooded. The US Army sent a squad from its Corps of Engineers to reopen the mine, expand the aerodromes in Léopoldville (now Kinshasa and Elizabethville (now Lubumbashi), and extend the port at Matadi, on the Congo River. Between 1942 and 1944, about 30,000 tons of uranium ore were sold to the US Army. On July 18, 2006 the DRC Sanctions Committee, (United Nations Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004), to give it its full name) released a report dated June 15, 2006, which stated that artisanal mining for various minerals continues at the Shinkolobwe mine: 149. During an investigation into alleged smuggling of radioactive materials, the Group of Experts has learned that such incidents are far more frequent than assumed. According to Congolese experts on radioactive materials, organs of State security have, during the past six years, confiscated over 50 cases containing uranium or cesium in and around Kinshasa. The last significant incident occurred in March 2004 when two containers with over 100 kilograms of stable uranium-238 and uranium-235 were secured. American interest in the Shinkolobwe mine for the purpose of developing of nuclear weapons led to the implementation of extensive security measures. Shinkolobwe's location was removed from maps and journalists were denied access to the mine and official information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishnaswamy_Sundarji In 1963 he served in the UN mission in the Congo, where he was chief of staff of the Katanga command and was mentioned in dispatches for his gallantry. It was about this time when India had tested its own Nuclear bomb. General Sundarji had long been an advocate of a nuclear policy, and now emerged as an articulate military spokesman for nuclear policy. In 1984, he led Operation Blue Star, intended to evict Sikh extremists who had occupied the Golden temple in Amritsar. The Indian army marched into the gurudawara with their boots off. He was to later say - "We went inside with humility in our hearts and prayers on our lips". According to his wife, Sundarji emerged a changed man after this operation. In 1986, he was appointed the Chief of Army Staff. After taking over as the Army Chief, he wrote a letter to his soldiers warning of deteriorating standards, and the evil of sycophancy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9D6coHoVaU On August 9, 2006 the Sunday Times published a report claiming that Iran was seeking to import "bomb-making uranium" from the Shinkolobwe mine., quoting the UN report of July 18, 2006. This report gives "Tanzanian customs officials" as its sole source for their claim that the uranium was destined for processing in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan via the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandar_Abbas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushehr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushehr_Nuclear_Power_Plant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W88
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Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo
 
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Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Child Slave Labor Powers Your Smartphone - Cobalt Mines in Africa
 
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Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has accused several tech and auto industry giants of turning a blind eye to child labor. In a damning report released on Tuesday, the organization found that major brands, including Apple, Samsung, Sony, and Volkswagen, were allowing cobalt mined by children into their products. Cobalt — a metallic element that is found mostly in minerals — is a key component in the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power electronic devices such as laptops, smartphones, and electric cars. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in central Africa, is the world's top cobalt producer, accounting for more than half of the planet's supply. According to the DRC's government, 20 percent of the cobalt exported by country is extracted from mines in the southern province of Katanga. Much of the cobalt mined in the region is sold to Congo Dongfang Mining International (CDM), a company owned by Chinese mineral company Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Company Ltd (Huayou Cobalt), which the Amnesty report describes as one of the world's leading manufacturers of cobalt products. According to Amnesty, the components produced by Huayou Cobalt are then sold on to battery manufacturers in China and South Korea, who, in turn, supply some of the world's top electronics companies. A 2014 report by children's rights agency UNICEF found that approximately 40,000 children worked in mines in southern DRC, and that many of them were involved in the mining of cobalt. 'There is lots of dust, it is very easy to catch colds, and we hurt all over.' Amnesty said its report was researched jointly with DRC-based NGO African Resources Watch (Afrewatch). The report is based on interviews of miners working at four sites in the DRC. As part of their investigation, researchers spoke to 17 children, ages 9 to 17. One child said he started working at the mine when he was 7. Most of the children interviewed by Amnesty worked above ground, collecting ore and sorting through rocks, which they then washed in streams and lakes around the mines. The children described working gruelling, 12-hour shifts in the extreme heat or in the rain, often for no more than 1,000 to 2,000 Congolese Francs ($1-$2) per day. Some of them explained that their school day was bookended with shifts at the mine, and that they also worked weekends and during the holidays. Paul, 14, told researchers he also worked underground in the mines, often spending up to 24 hours at a time in unsafe tunnels. "I arrived in the morning and would leave the following morning," he said. Researchers found that the vast majority of workers in the DRC's mines handle cobalt without wearing any protective gear, such as gloves or facemasks, despite the known dangers of chronic exposure to cobalt dust. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that extended exposure to cobalt dust can result in "respiratory sensitization, asthma, shortness of breath," as well as dermatitis and a serious condition known as "hard metal lung disease." Amnesty said the children they interviewed complained of frequent illness. "There is lots of dust, it is very easy to catch colds, and we hurt all over," Dany, a 15-year-old miner, told the watchdog. Amnesty also found that many of the underage miners were malnourished and subjected to "physical abuse, sexual exploitation and violence." Many of the children endured regular beatings at the hands of security guards, who also extorted them for a cut of their earnings. "They asked for money, but we didn't have any... They grabbed my friend and pushed her into a tank containing diesel oil," said Mathy, who told researchers she was 12 at the time of the incident. In a response published as an annex to the report, Apple said that underage labor was "never tolerated in our supply chain and we are proud to have led the industry in pioneering new safeguards." The company said that it was "actively looking for any violations." Microsoft said that it did not "tolerate the use of child, involuntary or forced labor" in its supply chain, but added that it was "unable to say with absolute assurance" whether cobalt in its products could be traced back to ore in the Katanga region. Samsung SDI noted that "up until now, there has been no case of child labor violations reported or detected from Samsung's SDI's plants or suppliers." But like Microsoft, the Korean company also said that it could not determine whether its cobalt supplies originated in Katanga. Music: Road of Fortunes by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/road-of-fortunes http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/
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DR Congo's richest province wants to separate from state
 
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Tense few months are ahead for the southern province of Katanga, DR Congo. Katanga is home to much of the country's mineral wealth but many residents say Katanga is falling behind. The issue's likely to heat up as the country heads towards elections next year. CCTV's Jane Kiyo reports
Views: 1707 CGTN Africa
Zambian copper treasures
 
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Metorex Chibuluma mine, in the heart of Zambia's historic Copperbelt Province, has persevered through nearly 60 years, and exploration efforts continue to extend the mine's life. Chibuluma's modern fleet of Sandvik underground trucks, loaders and drills has helped the mine steadily increase production to more than 48,000 monthly tonnes of copper ore.
1989 Congo, Le Cobalt et Le Cuivre, Gécamines, Kolwezi, Film 'Dernier Far West', de Antenne 2
 
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CONTENU : Au Katanga, à Kolwezi : -00.00 Gécamine Coulée de Cuivre -01.30 Gécamines Mine Souterraine -03.00 Kolwezi Survol en Hélico, Bennes 180T, Trolley -04.40 Coulée des Lingots, L' Or Rouge -05.50 Cobalt, Or Blanc -06.40 Abandons et Artisans de Malachite
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New MGM owners set out to resolve uncontrolled illegal mining
 
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The new owners of Mongbwalu Gold Mine in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo are keen on resolving uncontrolled illegal mining. The owners decided that it would hire many as subcontractors to buy from directly. This would be the first initiative of its kind in Congo, where up to 2 million people mine with rudimentary tools, most illegally. MGM expects to start buying from local artisanal miners in January and pour its first gold early next year. However, underlying challenges in the industry persists. A panel of U.N. experts estimated in 2013 that 98 percent of the gold produced in Congo is smuggled out of the country
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KATANGA RÉALITÉ: L'IMPACT SOCIO-ECONOMIQUE DES REVENUS MINIERS SUR LA POPULATION.
 
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AU MICRO DE EDTV KATANGA l'assistant Alexis KAZADI fait un aperçu général sur l'impact socio-économique des revenus miniers sur la population de Kolwezi tout en explicitant que la ville de Kolwezi a connu des mutations tant sociales qu'économiques jusqu’à atteindre le seuil qu'elle possède a ce jour. Alexis KAZADI souligne que l'impact est d'une part positif et d'autre part négatif tout en illustrant cela. SUIVEZ…
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🇨🇳 LA CHINE AU CONGO 🇨🇩
 
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Abonnez-vous ➜ https://goo.gl/9bKyyV De plus en plus, la #Chine prend pied en Afrique où elle s'assure le contrôle de précieux gisements, construisant en échange des infrastructures. Donnant donnant ou néocolonialisme ? Enquête au #Congo (#RDC). Lieu de tournage du documentaire, la province congolaise du #Katanga. Y apparaissent, plusieurs acteurs : le gouverneur de la province, Moïse KATUMBI, l’ambassadeur de Chine au Congo, le directeur d’une société minière chinoise, l’homme d’affaires Forrest, la population congolaise bien sûr : ouvriers, exploitants illégaux, négociants … Des questions délicates y sont abordées, directement ou indirectement : ce que gagne la population de la présence chinoise, projet à visée électorale ou pas, le nombre d’années durant lesquelles les chinois espèrent rester en action, le dividende du Congo. playlist RD Congo 🇨🇩 ➜ https://goo.gl/K8LWUL LE SALAIRE DE LA DETTE ➜ https://youtu.be/wt7XPm6_m0A Facebook: https://goo.gl/uMQ9W2 Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/hDwVGq Resident Advisor: https://goo.gl/btDU81
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Troubles at Banro Gold Mine in Eastern Congo
 
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Canadian mining company Banro has encountered challenges at its industrial gold mine in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with locals complaining of displacement and a lack of jobs for area workers. Photo: Phil Moore for The Wall Street Journal Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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JKK A LUALABA
 
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FILM Publicitaire  UNION MINIERE HAUT- KATANGA Archives
 
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FILM Publicitaire : EN CINQUANTE ANS -UNION MINIERE HAUT- KATANGA Archives, Populations Bantoues, Tutsis, UMHK.CONGO BELGA CDR, Production GERARD DE BOE ,Commentaires dit par Etienne Samson. Musique David van de Woestyne Enseignements, Hôpitaux, Mines, scouts, chorales, The Union Minière du Haut-Katanga ("Mining Union of Upper Katanga"), often abbreviated to UMHK, was a Belgian mining company, once operating in Katanga, in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly the Congo Free State (1885–1908) and Belgian Congo (1908–1960). ユニオン・ミニエール社、正式名称ユニオン・ミニエール・デュ・オー・カタンガ(Union Minière du Haut Katanga)社は、かつて存在した鉱山会社。本社はベルギーにあった。ベルギー・イギリス合弁により設立され、非鉄金属、特に銅及びコバルトにおいて圧倒的なシェアを占めた。現在はユミコア社となっている。ベルギー領コンゴ(現在のコンゴ民主共和国)のカタンガ州の鉱業権を独占し、カタンガに巨大な企業帝国を築き上げ、「ベルギー領コンゴにはユニオン・ミニエールというもう一つの帝国がある」といわれた。 La Unión Minera del Alto Katanga (en francés: Union Minière du Haut Katanga, UMHK) fue una empresa minera belga, en su momento operando en Katanga, en lo que ahora es la República Democrática del Congo (anteriormente, Estado Libre del Congo; desde 1908, Congo Belga; desde 1972, Zaire). L’UMHK emploie un nombre croissant de travailleurs africains : 8 500 en 1919, 17 200 en 1929. Une telle expansion, dans une province peu peuplée, amène la compagnie à recruter massivement à l’extérieur du Katanga, en Rhodésie d’abord puis dans d’autres régions du Congo. Pour faciliter le recrutement et encourager ses ouvriers à signer des contrats de plus longue durée, la direction de l’Union minière met en place, dès 1926, une politique paternaliste. Le 1er janvier 1967, les avoirs de l'UMHK au Congo (y compris ses participations dans des sociétés établies au Congo) sont nationalisés. Ils sont transférés par le gouvernement congolais à une société nouvelle de droit congolais, la Gécomin (Générale congolaise des minerais), qui prendra par après le nom de Gécamines. Union Minière was de vroegere naam van Umicore, een Belgisch bedrijf. Aangezien het bedrijf in de praktijk niet meer zozeer een mijnbouwbedrijf was, maar veeleer gespecialiseerd was in non-ferrometalen, werd een nieuwe naam voorgesteld. De geschiedenis van Union Minière is nauw verbonden met de mijnontginningen in Congo-Kinshasa en het voormalige Belgisch-Congo
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Katanga The Untold Story (Of U.N. Betrayal)
 
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This documentary tells the story of how the United Nations, from 1960 to 1962, waged an unprovoked war against the anti-communist state of Katanga and forced it under the control of the communist puppet-state of Central Congo (now called Zaire). The John Birch Society
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Violence in mineral-rich DR Congo province displaces thousands
 
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Katanga is the wealthiest province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's rich in minerals, holding the largest cobalt deposits in the world and a great deal of copper. But an armed group known as Mai Mai Kata Katanga is fighting for the province to become an independent state. And recent violence has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Katanga.
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Laurent Nkunda: Warlord or Liberator?
 
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The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has issued an international arrest warrant against General Laurent Nkunda for war crimes, and human rights monitors like Refugees International say that his troops have killed and raped civilians and pillaged their villages. He denies the charges. "I'm not a warlord ... I'm a liberator of the people," he said. "The central reason for the nearly six million dead in the Congo since 1996 is not ethnic strife but rather the scramble for Congo's enormous treasure trove of diamonds, gold, copper, cobalt, coltan, tin, timber and more," says Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo. Carney is not alone. Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai has assessed these misconceptions and said "these wars when you look at them, they are all about resources and who is going to control them." DRC harbors the richest, purest minerals in the world, many of them vital to the U.S. defense industry. There is not one person who is reading this who does not benefit by mineral extraction and exploitation in DRC. For example, Congo has from 64%-80% of the world's reserve of coltan. Oil may arguably be the non-renewable resource which is front and center in every American's mind, but coltan is found in cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, and video game consoles. Coltan is the engine behind our communications systems, and 1500 people a day are dying in this region while Americans profit from corporate greed, take Congolese resources, turn our backs, and power-up our cellphones. Make no mistake about it, there is a violent resource war happening in Congo and a great wall of silence has been erected around it. While foreign corporations and American consumers benefit, 1.5 million people are in IDP (internally displaced persons) camps in Kivu Province alone. The World Bank has estimated that a whopping 75% of Congo's copper and cobalt reserves were basically given away to multi-national corporations. Novelist John le Carré (The Mission Song) op-ed in the Boston Globe "Getting the Congo's Wealth to Its People" explains, "As the deals presently stand, the main profit Congo state will make is from taxing the operations and exports of the mining companies. For a minimal return, it has signed away millions -- if not billions -- of dollars' worth of copper and cobalt for 35 years."
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Congo peace: the real deal
 
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KPFA Weekend News Anchor Cameron Jones: A peace treaty for the undeclared war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was resumed last year by the Rwandan and Ugandan-backed and commanded M23 militia, is now scheduled to be signed on February 24th. However, some critics say that the peace treaty is really a roadmap for the division of mineral rich eastern Congo into separate countries, or even free trade zones, for the convenience of Western mining companies. KPFA's Ann Garrison spoke to Congolese mining researcher Jean Didier Lozango, one of the many Africa advocates who believe that the borders of the D.R.C. must remain intact, for the sake of both Congo and Africa. KPFA/Ann Garrison: Congolese mining researcher Jean Didier Losango is now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he is pursuing a doctoral degree in sustainable development, but he recently returned from doing research sponsored by the University of Berlin, in Katanga Province, the most mineral rich province in his homeland, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or D.R.C. Like many Congolese people, Losango speaks English, French, and African languages fluently. His English needs no translation, but because he has a strong French accent, and because the Congolese provinces he speaks of are distant and unfamiliar, I'm simply going to repeat his statements to KPFA about why the Democratic Republic of the Congo must resist being divided. Jean Didier Lozango: We don't want to get this country divided. Decentralization is good, but we are not ready for decentralization. Federalism is good, but we are not ready for that. So people still have to learn about all those things before. In the meantime, while we are learning about all that, we must keep the country united. If Katanga is one country, Kivu is one country, I'm telling you NO. And my question is 'why people want only those provinces like Katanga to be independent?' The DRC has 11 provinces, but why do people only focus on these provinces? Katanga, and North-South Kivu? And they forget about Equateur, Bandudu, and Kasai, which are also part of the DRC provinces. Because they have interests there. There are minerals there and they have to control them. So they are pushing this agenda to have this part of the DRC out of the DRC. (KPFA repeats.) Jean Didier Lozango: So why only Katanga? Because copper and cobalt are there. Why only North and South Kivu? Because coltan is there. Why only Orientale Province? Because gold is there. (KPFA repeats.) KPFA: And that was Jean Didier Losango, Congolese mining researcher, on the peace treaty for the Democratic Republic of the Congo scheduled to be signed on February 24th, which many critics and Africa advocates say is a roadmap for the division of eastern Congo into individual states for the convenience of Western mining companies. For Pacifica, KPFA, and AfrobeatRadio, I'm Ann Garrison. The so-called peace agreement, in French and English: http://friendsofthecongo.org/images/pdf/peace_framework_feb_24.pdf.
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DRC: Ethnic Militias Attack Civilians in Katanga
 
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(Kinshasa, August 11, 2015) – The widespread killing and displacement of civilians by ethnic militia in northern Katanga, in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, shows the urgent need for the government to protect civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should act to address the sources of violence in the region.
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DR Congo: Young entrepreneurs spread their wings in Katanga
 
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ILO’s PAEJK project offers young people in Katanga province a better chance for the future. Nearly 20,000 young people have benefited from apprenticeships, and professional and entrepreneurship training to support their integration into the workforce.
Governor of Congo Mining Province Loses Party Post in Rift With President
 
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Political sources said Moise Katumbi, the powerful governor of Democratic Republic of Congo's copper-producing Katanga province, has been removed as regional head of the ruling party, highlighting a deepening rift with President Joseph Kabila. But he made a speech in Katanga late last month that was seen as a thinly veiled attack on Kabila, who has been in power since 2001 and under Congo's constitution is required to step down in 2016 at the end of his second term. Couching his criticism in football references, Katumbi urged his supporters to challenge Kabila's right to score a "third penalty" against Congo, a vast mineral-rich country of around 70 million people blighted by conflicts and corruption. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/7mY3pIuNY24/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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News Item (852ca404-7cb7-6900-81b4-98be104608dd)
 
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notes: col print location: kolwezi, zaire title: zaire mines serviced date: 05/26/78 no: lnc93485 date shot: recent length: 41ft seconds: 0.65 sound: part mute part natsof date of arrival: film shows: scenes of the gecamine complex, zaire's largest copper producer, zairean troops taking up positions in kolwezi area. lead in: french foreign legion paratroopers combed the bushlands around the mining town of kolwezi in zaire's southern shaba province on friday (26 may) in search of katangese rebels. the katangans -- probably coming from bases in angola, invaded shaba province earlier this month and occupied the town of kolwezi on 11 may. they were dislodged nine days later by the french paratroopers. the french commander, col. philippe erulin, told reporters in kolwezi that the military situation in the town itself is "resolved". erulin said his men are gradually handing over to the zairean army in kolwezi and that some french units have driven to the provincial capital of lubumbashi, 170 miles (270 klms) away, to reassure the white population there. kolwezi is in the centre of zaire's copper mining belt and the city's mines were put out of action during the rebel occupation of the area. feet r/secs 5 0.08 ms zairean soldiers taking up position 7 0.11 ms zairean troops standing 15 0.24 gv zairean troops moving barrels of oil 29 0.46 abandoned mine seen from road 32 0.51 gv gecamine plane taxies to halt 35 0.56 ms engineers descend from plane talking. 41 0.65 mcu chief engineer commentary: it is estimated that at present nearly half of the zairean government troops are situated in shaba province. the area is one of the world's richest copper belts and is crucial to the zaire economy. seen here is the gecamine complex which supplies 470,000 tonnes of copper out of the national production of 500,000 tonnes. zaire is the sixth largest producer of copper in the world with an 11% share of the global market. however, these mines were put out of action during the rebel invasion of kolwezi when power from the city was cut off. this halted drainage pumps and caused widespread flooding in the mines. these gecamines engineering experts have arrived by plane from lubumbashi to inspect the damage and afterwards estimated that it would take at least two months before production resumed normal levels again. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/852ca4047cb7690081b498be104608dd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Enquête | Paradise Papers : une mine de controverses
 
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Diffusion originale : 9 novembre 2017 Une compagnie minière canadienne, Glencore, se retrouve en pleine controverse en raison de ses liens avec un partenaire d'affaires maintes fois dénoncé en Afrique. Avec plus de 150 000 employés et sous-traitants sur ses sites d’exploitation, Glencore est l’une des plus importantes entreprises du monde dans le secteur du pétrole, des mines et de l’agriculture. Ses revenus, qui proviennent de plus de 50 pays, se comptent annuellement par dizaines de milliards de dollars. Les Paradise Papers nous dévoilent de nouvelles informations sur cette affaire. Journaliste : Gino Harel Réalisateurs : Yanic Lapointe et Luc Tremblay
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UN struggles to send aid to DRC civilians
 
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo the UN has announced plans to send more peacekeepers to the southern province of Katanga. Civilians there have been caught up in fighting between Congolese soldiers and rebels. And distributing food to hundreds of thousands of people affected is a challenge for aid agencies. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Katanga province.
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Fairphone: 2011 DRC Trip
 
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Fairphone is a social enterprise based in Amsterdam whose mission is to develop a seriously cool smartphone that is designed and produced with minimal harm to people and planet. In 2011, Fairphone undertook a fact finding mission to Katanga, the most southern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Katanga's soil is rich of copper and cobalt, the latter being used in batteries for mobile phones. The Fairphone crew visited various parties in the industry, from high ranking officials to artisanal miners. This short film shows you some high-lights of a very successful though bumpy expedition towards the heartland of Congo's copper belt. Join us at: fairphone.com This film is a docfilm production. All our videos are under Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA. Feel free to share and use them for non-commercial purposes, as long as you credit them to Fairphone.
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AVEC LE VENT Comment les Congolais vivent avec les mines et l’investisseurs étrangers
 
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Abonnez-vous ➜ https://goo.gl/9bKyyV "Avec le Vent" est le titre d’un documentaire tourné en avril 2013 en République démocratique du #Congo (#RDC) (Afrique), essentiellement dans la province minière du #Katanga. Il met en relief les progrès de l’industrie minière au regard du quotidien des Congolais. L’un ne va visiblement pas de pair avec l’autre. Des grands avantages ont été accordés aux investisseurs. Mais les effets négatifs de l’industrie ne sont pas maîtrisés et la population en souffre. Tandis que le cuivre et le cobalt sont extraits des mines pour nourrir l’économie mondialisée, les Congolais toussent. Une révision du cadre légal (le Code minier) est en cours et permettrait de pallier les défauts et dérives de la situation actuelle. Il faudrait pour cela que la loi soit plus restrictive et… qu’on touche aux intérêts des investisseurs tant sollicités. Un autre dossier sensible. Contexte En 2015 les politiques œuvrant pour le développement vont, pour ainsi dire, "changer de carrosserie". Elles adopteront une nouvelle liste d’objectifs. Les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement seront remplacés par les Objectifs de Développement Durable. Quels seront ces ODD ? C’est le sujet de discussion "à haut niveau". Le documentaire Avec le Vent interroge les concepts clés de ce débat fondamental. Le film explore l’industrie minière du Congo, un environnement "riche" en conflits mais aussi en illusions que nous tentons de déconstruire. C’est que nous utilisons communément et sans trop réfléchir la notion de développement durable. Le Congo, et surtout son secteur minier en ébullition continue, nous montre que la notion a ses limites. Elle est trop étroite pour fonder un développement au profit de tous. Facebook: https://goo.gl/uMQ9W2 Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/hDwVGq Resident Advisor: https://goo.gl/btDU81
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kibali gold mine en RDC
 
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regardez comment le gouvernement congolais exploite les minerais de la RDC sans rien donner en retour a la population congolaise
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Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_industry_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo 00:02:31 1 History 00:02:52 1.1 Mass scale looting, 1998 00:04:28 1.2 Mining resumes, 2001- present 00:09:22 1.3 IMF loan for debt relief, 2009-2012 00:12:02 2 Foreign involvement 00:13:53 2.1 Canada 00:20:08 3 Impacts of natural resource extraction on the DRC 00:20:19 3.1 Environmental impacts 00:22:24 3.2 Socio-cultural repercussions 00:25:40 3.3 Environmental and occupational health Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.824888308052666 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a significant factor in the world's production of cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum, tin, and gold. It is the Democratic Republic of the Congo's largest source of export income. In 2009, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had an estimated $24 trillion in untapped mineral deposits, including the world's largest reserves of coltan and significant quantities of the world's cobalt. The United States Geological Survey estimates that the DRC has 1 million tons of lithium resources.During the Second Congo War mass-scale looting of mineral assets by all combattant forces—Congolese, Rwandan, Ugandan and foreign civilians—took place. The small artisanal mining operations the fighters were robbing sometimes shut down afterwards and larger foreign businesses reduced operations as well. Following the peace accord in 2003, the focus returned to mining. Rebel groups supplied international corporations through unregulated mining by soldiers, locals organized by military commanders and by foreign nationals. The political framework was unstable. In 2009 the DRC signed a loan contract with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for $12 billion of debt relief in 2010. The loan included trade conditions, such as liberalization of the diamond trade. At the end of 2012 the IMF suspended the last payments, because of a lack of transparency in the DRC's process for awarding mining contracts. The mining sector has since expanded, but commodity prices have declined and this has hampered the DRC's progress. Much mining has been done in small artisanal mining operations, sometimes known as Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). These small-scale mines are unregulated, with high levels of child labor and workplace injury. They can occur within protected areas, and around endangered or threatened species. As of 2008 many ASM operations existed for minerals such as coltan. ASM operations employ a significant portion of the DRC's population; estimates range up to one fifth of the population, or 12.5 million people. Problems stemming from artisanal mining include disruption of families, mining-related illnesses, environmental damage, child labor, prostitution and rape.
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TRANSPARENCY: From words to action
 
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YOU MUST WATCH THIS ABSOLUTELY: This documentary is both informative and dramatic. It recounts the most notorious misery in which are languishing populations living in Katanga's mining areas. The movie director personally went to Ruashi, Likasi and KIPUSHI in Katanga Province, the DR Congo where he collected the information that describes the different aspects of underdevelopment that rages this part of the country, including lack of water, electricity, schools, hospitals and most of children who are attending mining quarries instead of going to school. Despite the big profits those mining companies realize, nothing is consistently surrendered for the development of the area.
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Democratic Republic of Congo A Doctors Struggle
 
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A vast country with immense economic resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been at the centre of what some observers call "Africa's world war". This has left it in the grip of a humanitarian crisis. The five-year conflict pitted government forces, supported by Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe, against rebels backed by Uganda and Rwanda. Despite a peace deal and the formation of a transitional government in 2003, people in the east of the country remain in fear of continuing death, rape or displacement by marauding militias and the army. The war claimed an up to six million lives, either as a direct result of fighting or because of disease and malnutrition. It has been called possibly the worst emergency in Africa in recent decades. The war had an economic as well as a political side. Fighting was fuelled by the country's vast mineral wealth, with all sides taking advantage of the anarchy to plunder natural resources, and some small militias fight on. The history of DR Congo has been one of civil war and corruption. After independence in 1960, the country immediately faced an army mutiny and an attempt at secession by its mineral-rich province of Katanga. A year later, its prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, was seized and killed by troops loyal to army chief Joseph Mobutu. In 1965 Mobutu seized power, later renaming the country Zaire and himself Mobutu Sese Seko. He turned Zaire into a springboard for operations against Soviet-backed Angola and thereby ensured US backing. But he also made Zaire synonymous with corruption.
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2016 Kamoa Kakula Video
 
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The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project — a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines and Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo — has been independently ranked as the world’s largest, undeveloped, high-grade copper discovery…
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Congo Mining
 
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This video from the NY Times describes life for people living in the Congo.
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Congo's War from All Sides
 
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Archives from the War (2008): We highlight our full and powerful archive covering the Congo' s last few years. Footage includes those left struggling in the refugee camps and the Rebels vs Army fight for the precious mineral-rich lands. For downloads and more information visit http://journeyman.tv/59189/short-films/archives-from-the-war.html Despite the agreed ceasefire, war continues to rage with widespread killing and raping. "Our future is to die", states one 18 year old. The demand for minerals such as coltan and cassiterite also fuels the killings, where militias force locals to work at gunpoint in terrible conditions. "Once you get down more than 200 feet, the air flow stops altogether," explains one miner. Can peace ever return here? Congo's Forgotten War - 07 min 10 sec Every month, another 45,000 people are killed in the DRC, in a war that was supposed to have ended five years ago. Congo remains one of the world's most dangerous and isolated places. "We live like apes. Our future is to die", states one 18 year old. Despite the agreed ceasefire, war is still raging here. At the Cheverie refugee camp, 5,500 families share one tap. There is no toilet. "Our life here is pitiful", laments one woman. Bands of militias roam the countryside, killing civilians and burning down villages. Gang rape has become the most common weapon of war. Sifi, 18, was kidnapped by rebel soldiers. Months of repeated rapes left her paralysed and incontinent. She became pregnant but her baby was stillborn. And it's not just young women who are at risk. Even toddlers and septugenarians have been raped. Many of those who survive contract HIV or are ostracized by the community. "When my husband realised I'd been raped, he abandoned me", states Odette. "He abandoned our two children as well". The rebels prevent food supplies reaching refugees, leading to acute malnutrition. Every month, more than 20,000 children die from hunger or easily preventable diseases. The war in Eastern Congo has gone on for so long, few can remember anything else. Every attempt to bring peace has failed. (Susan Schulman - Ref. 3899) Congo's Curse - 14 min 37 sec The militias, formed during Congo's civil war, now control much of the country's natural resources. The government faces a big problem disarming them.The war may officially be over, but the militias remain. "Gold is the reason why every year, we have war and rebellions", states Ngabu Adirodu. It is still too dangerous for aid workers to travel without military escorts. The population is trapped between rival militias and the new army and many towns have been deserted. As one man states: "We are as afraid of the army as the militias." (IRIN - Ref. 3157) Congo's Tin Soldiers - 20 min 00 sec The West's demand for Cassiterite is fuelling the killings in Congo. Militias rely on slave labour to extract the ore, forcing locals to work in sub-human conditions."Once you get down there, there's no air", describes one worker. "The rocks often bury us and you have to crawl through the tiny hole, using your fingers to dig." Labourers like him often go unpaid. They're forced to work at gunpoint by militias operating outside the control of the government. "Different armed groups do what they want with the population", laments minister Buta Muiso. But British businessman Ketankumar Kotecha sees nothing wrong in buying casiterite from the militias. "If I didn't do it, someone else would. I am not here as some kind of moral saviour." (Elizabeth Jones - Ref. 3095) Ref. 4216 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Geography Now! CONGO (Democratic republic)
 
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Here we go! Our first set of twin countries. The CONGOS are here! Let's talk about the big guy first. http://facebook.com/GeographyNowFanpage http://instagram.com/GeographyNow_Official http://twitter.com/GeographyNow Become a patron! Donate anything and Get exclusive behind the scenes footage! All profits go towards helping my dad and his medical costs/ parent's living expenses since they are no longer working and need support. http://patreon.com/GeographyNow
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Copper proving a mixed blessing for DR.Congo
 
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has rich mineral reserves and, following a slump during the financial crisis, its copper industry is on the bounce. But people in the south of the country living close to production factories are complaining of illnesses linked to chemical leaks. Duration: 01:58
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Colton Mining in the Congo
 
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Colton mining in the congo i do not own the rights to the song playing or any of the video
Views: 684 Justin Lentz
tenke fungurume mining contact details
 
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China high quality Mineral Process Ball Mill for sale price in Congo supplier
 
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Website: http://www.crushers-china.com/ E-mail:[email protected] Telephone: 0086-21-68911957 Fax: 0086-21-37566069 Address: No.585, Gongye Rd, Fengxian District Zip: 201404 Country/Region: China (Mainland) Province/State: Shanghai Company Name: Shanghai Dongmeng Road & Bridge Machinery Co., Ltd. Operational Address: No. 585, Industry Road, Jinhui Town, Fengixan Dist., Shanghai, China (Mainland)
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Be On Alert, Democratic Republic of Congo  / Sois en  Alerte, R.D.Congo
 
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo got its independence from Belgium on June 30th 1960, the country was the second most industrialized on the continent after South Africa. It had First World infrastructure, First World farming and this country was on the verge to become a full developed country. But The Congo Civil War, or Congo Crisis, was a complex political tumult that began just days following Belgium's granting of Congolese independence in 1960.Congo's first elected prime minister was Patrice Lumumba who was immediately faced with a breakdown of order. There was an army revolt while secessionist groups from the mineral-rich province of Katanga made their move and Belgian paratroopers returned, supposedly to restore security. Lumumba made a fateful step - he turned to the Soviet Union for help. This set off panic in London and Washington, who feared the Soviets would get a foothold in Africa much as they had done in Cuba. Those are some of the reasons why Lumumba was killed by the CIA and the Belgian secret services, until today the crime has gone unpunished. Mobutu Sese Seko, the man who dominated country for three decades, came to power with military backing - and succeeded in staying there by successfully playing rival army factions off against one another.Today, the Democratic Republic of Congo is in the turmoil and women are being raped by different militia groups. This country is my maternal country of origin and it concerns me that a county with so much potential fails to rise. Source: Song: Wave of sadness by Rockin Jake DR Congo's troubled history http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/1120825.stm The African Holocaust http://www.walkingbutterfly.com/2010/12/22/when-you-kill-ten-million-africans-you-arent-called-hitler/ Congo Free State https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_Free_State Patrice Lumumba https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrice_Lumumba Mobutu Sese Seko https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobutu_Sese_Seko The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba: British Peer Reveals MI6 Role in Lumumba Killing http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-assassination-of-patrice-lumumba-british-peer-reveals-mi6-role-in-lumumba-killing/5330266 The Congo: How and why the West organised Lumumba's assassination https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2001/01/lum-j10.html Forty-eight women raped every hour in Congo, study finds http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/12/48-women-raped-hour-congo The Lumumba Assassination and CIA Accountability http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-lumumba-assassination-and-cia-accountability
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DRC opposition endorses Katumbi for presidency
 
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An opposition group in the Democratic Republic of Congo has named Moise Katumbi as its presidential candidate in elections scheduled for November. The group dubbed G7 announced Katumbi’s candidacy after a meeting in the capital Kinshasa, on Wednesday. G7 opposition alliance nominates Moise Katumbi as its presidential candidate for 2016 elections— Stephanie Wolters (@wolterssteph) March 30, 2016 The wealthy politician is a former provincial governor of copper rich Katanga prov… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/03/30/drc-opposition-endorses-katumbi-for-presidency Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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KATANGA BUSINESS
 
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Après Mobutu, roi du Zaïre et Congo River, le réalisateur belge Thierry Michel poursuit son exploration de l'Afrique centrale. Son nouveau documentaire intitulé Katanga Business, sorte de thriller politico-économique, prend pour décor cette province du sud-est de la République démocratique du Congo, l'une des plus riches régions du globe en ressources minières. Pourtant, la population du Katanga continue de vivre dans une pauvreté extrême, tandis que des multinationales se trouvent concurrencées par l'arrivée de la Chine et ses milliards de dollars. Sur fond de guerre économique, Katanga Business est une parabole sur la mondialisation.
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DR Congo fires leave thousands homeless
 
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For more WORLD NEWS "SUBSCRIBE" US KINSHASA: At least three people have been killed and thousands left homeless by bush fires raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, UN and NGO officials said Friday. The blazes began mostly as fires for hunting or clearing land that spread out of control, consuming villagers' thatched huts, aid workers said. The Catholic charity Caritas said two men and a child had been killed by fires in the Kongolo region of Katanga province, where 996 homes had been destroyed. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said it planned to launch an appeal to bring aid to the stricken villagers. Parts of the mineral-rich province of Maniema have also been consumed by fires over the past few days, officials said. "We have recorded 10,000 affected households in southern Maniema," with tens of thousands left homeless, said Alexis Asani Ndalimbuzi, director of natural resources in the provincial town of Kasongo. We are going to alert the prime minister and the local government," said Conteh. "We will send out an SOS so we can provide humanitarian aid
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wraps up tour in D.R. Congo
 
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is wrapping up his tour of Africa. He's been on his last stop in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There he met with President Joseph Kabila
Views: 469 CGTN Africa
UN sounds the alarm about growing humanitarian disaster in the DR Congo
 
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The United Nations has warned the Democratic Republic of the Congo is facing a humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions. The UNHCR says a surge in violence has led to mass displacement of residents in the south-east. The situation is worsened by a lack of humanitarian aid. Intercommunal violence has been rising over the past four years. And the UNHCR has documented hundreds of atrocities. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Focus Spécial Katanga Business Meeting
 
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Retour sur les moments fort du KBM 2015. Le salon des entreprises de la République Démocratique du Congo.
Views: 1732 Voxafrica